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Definition of "grown" []

  • Past participle of grow. (verb)
  • Having full growth; mature: a grown woman. (adjective)
  • Produced or cultivated in a certain way or place: locally grown produce. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grown" in a sentence
  • "From earliest morning the street that led to “the Castle” had seen a strange procession of poor and aged women pass, carrying flowers grown in window-gardens in the scant sunlight of the long Northern winter—“loved up, ” they say in Danish for “grown”; in no other way could it be done."
  • "In the United States, Walmart has committed to doubling the sale of locally sourced produce, which we define as grown and sold in the same state, to reach 9 percent of all produce sold."
  • "The result is what he calls a grown-up cocktail equivalent of a "toastie" an Australianism for a grilled sandwich and tomato soup."